Johannesburg locals shared their thoughts on Monday after the government announced the reimposition of a curfew and a ban on alcohol sales after coronavirus infections surged.
«I think it is a good thing. Who really moves around from nine pm till four am, seeing that restaurants are not open anyway» said one man.
Another local complained that the curfew was «tough,» saying that «I won't be able to do what I want to do.»
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the measures on Sunday, with the alcohol ban being justified as necessary to avoid burdening the already strained healthcare system with alcohol-related injuries, while outdoor mask wearing was also made mandatory.
Ramaphosa's administration had imposed some of the most stringent lockdown measures in the world at the end of March but now has Africa's most confirmed coronavirus cases after lifting many of the restrictions.